Knock knock knock
Sound the blows to the forehead from the
Mock mock mock
Of the words, a voice I hear every morning

Life stalking me from yesterday
The taunts of one who sought to frame
The picture of this desolate
This figure cowering

Every word a double edged sword
A double edged sword
My every word

Drop drop drop
Sound the sledge to the metal
Shot shot shot
Sound the pin to the chamber
My own words pound after me
Intentions bent on conquering
The very will I proudly claimed
Was the very axe that cut the nape

Every word a double edged sword
A double edged sword
My every word

(I'll never, ever look back
Sitting still, sitting still
Arrogant mindset of lusts
They search and strain and drink and stagger
When we are hollow
Sitting still, sitting still
You hate us cause we'll never go away)

"You can drown
In your own mistakes
Burrowing into the black
Or you can take my hand"

Double
Edged
Sword
My every word

"This gift was never yours
So why would you ever think
That the words you said were your own?
I have chosen and breathed and forgiven and changed and purged
and cleaned and forgave and bathed and carried and soothed and burned
and spoken and spoken and spoken and spoken and spoken and spoken
and spoken...
Yours is not to proclaim... But only to obey"


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    General Commentthis song is very self explanitory
    latinorockeron July 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentif its so self explanitory then explain to us
    5letterwordon July 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlol, ok... the singer said some words to someone in the past and now he regrets it. However, he said what he said, and it cannot be undone. I don't understand the last verse. God bless u.
    latinorockeron July 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell the whispered words in the background come from songs he wrote in drawing black lines. Jesus also uses the phrase 'double edged sword' a few times in the bible, to describe his words and to be an allegory with a double meaning.
    MIMMICKon September 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think the all the verses in quotation marks are supposed to be Jesus speaking. if that helps anyone.
    xnancyxdrewxon May 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentalso (I'll never, ever look back
    Sitting still, sitting still
    Arrogant mindset of lusts
    They search and strain and drink and stagger
    When we are hollow
    Sitting still, sitting still
    You hate us cause we'll never go away)
    is all bits & pieces of project 86 lyrics on previous albums.
    xnancyxdrewxon May 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that this bit:

    Knock knock knock
    Sound the blows to the forehead from the
    Mock mock mock
    Of the words, a voice I hear every morning

    Drop drop drop
    Sound the sledge to the metal
    Shot shot shot
    Sound the pin to the chamber
    My own words pound after me
    Intentions bent on conquering
    The very will I proudly claimed
    Was the very axe that cut the nape

    Is talking about how Satan uses stuff we have said or done in the past as a weapon against us, hence the term 'double-edged sword'.

    Life stalking me from yesterday
    The taunts of one who sought to frame
    The picture of this desolate
    This figure cowering

    Every word a double edged sword
    A double edged sword
    My every word
    commanderjarakon May 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOk, that last post was really messed up, but I meant the bit from the start of the song all the way down to the first bit of lyrics in inverted commas.
    commanderjarakon May 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAlright, this song is talking about a man who has said something wrong to someone and it has come back to him. a double edged sword is talking about your words, not only can they hurt someone but they can also come back and hurt you. and its talking about how is words came back and got him.

    The first verse it talking about when his/her words catch up with him at first

    chorus-double edge sword(go back to top of comment)

    second verse talks about what is happening to him
    "My own words pound after me
    Intentions bent on conquering
    The very will I proudly claimed
    Was the very axe that cut the nape"
    its talking about his words he used to tear someone down and conquer them, are now being used against him and taking him down


    i agree that
    "You can drown
    In your own mistakes
    Burrowing into the black
    Or you can take my hand"
    is suppose to be a quote from Jesus or God

    and the very end
    "Yours is not to proclaim... But only to obey"
    Its talking about how its not your job to condemn people, but to obey God and leave it to him.
    notanotherpuppeton January 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe Double Edged Sword is from

    For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart

    Hebrews 4:12
    LordZonon April 21, 2012   Link

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